JoAnn Skloot

JoAnn Skloot

For 26 years I was a pre-school teacher. Children 3-5 are wonderfully fun. I enjoyed working with the children and their families. Now I begin a new connection with children and families as a doula. Helping women give birth in a safe and comfortable environment is something that every woman deserves. Every birth is unique, and I can guide you and your loved ones through this amazing experience, providing assurance that your needs and wishes will be respected. Together, we will create the environment where physical and emotional support will assure the kind of birth that you want. Starting life is a momentous event!

Education

Three years of university, 26 years of early childhood education workshops; DONA Doula Training and “Fearless Birthing” workshop; DONA member.

Experience

I am a mentor for a young girl. I have been her mentor since she was 5 years old and she is now 14 years old. During crisis times in her family, I have been a mentor to her entire family.

Births attended

Self, two; as Doula three.

JoAnn can be reached at 608-231-1521 or jskloot@yahoo.com.

Wendy Simyab

Wendy Simyab, AAHCC, CD(DONA)

Kindred Hearts Birth Services

Birth is experienced by the body, mind and heart. Your body IS wonderfully designed for naturally birthing your baby. Your mind can be affected dramatically by information and cultural influences. And your heart will hold eternally the treasured memories of your birth. My role as a doula is threefold as well. I am there to provide for both you and your partner’s physical comfort needs, to be an advocate for your choices and to help you in any way I can to create a beautiful birth. We accomplish this together by extensive prenatal contact. I can provide you with information, books and videos to help you in your birth planning process. I take this time to get to know you, your partner and your hearts desires. I value your choices, knowing with information and options you will give birth in the best way possible for you.

Services / Skills

Lending library, video loans, relaxation/visualization instruction, massage during labor, early pregnancy education, Bradley Method childbirth classes, (group or individual), information on breech birth alternatives, c-section support and VBAC support.

Education

Bradley Method Childbirth instructor, DONA doula training and DONA advanced doula training, Certified Doula with DONA, attended DONA Doula trainer training, certifying with ALACE, current UW student majoring in Developmental Psychology,

Experience

Bradley Childbirth instructor 1998-present, Doula 1998-present, home births, hospital births, past LLL member and current homeschooling mother of four.

Births attended

Self, four; as Doula 84; other, one.

Wendy will be on maternity leave until May 2007. She can be reached at 608-438-5844 or wsimyab@yahoo.com.